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Heinz Kroells

Gestalt therapist and Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapie) working with individuals and couples in Cologne, Germany. Online counseling available.


HEALing Therapies

HEALing Therapies is a safe space for expats to do just that: heal. It’s affordable therapy in the form of virtual or in person (walk & talk) sessions, so that no matter where you are in the world, you can get help & support. Having been an expat myself, and having grown up a TCK Read more […]


Chiang Mai Counseling & Therapy Services

Therapy and counseling in Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai counseling offers in-person and online therapy and counseling for individuals, couples, rehabs, holistic centers and other education or corporate businesses in Chiang Mai. Our counseling approach is empathetic, supportive, non-judgemental and solution-focused for clients to overcome whatever challenges they are facing and better their lives. We Read more […]


Angela Koni, UKCP

I am a registered and highly skilled family therapist who is trained to work with children, young people, youths, adults, careers, other professionals and organisations or systems. My aim is not to take sides, blame, or provide simple answers. Rather, aim to engage individuals and family members in finding constructive ways to help each other. Read more […]


The Expat Kids Club / Kate Berger, MSc

The Expat Kids Club is a private psychology practice that is supporting expatriate children globally via private, institutional and corporate consultation, networking, collaboration and outreach. We incorporate current and researched psychological interventions and psycho-educational materials to inform and improve the lives of the clients we serve so that their expatriate experiences are more positive and Read more […]


Maximiliano Zenarola. Psychoanalyst of the Lacanian Orientation. Clinical psychologist

Maximiliano Zenarola works as psychoanalyst of the Lacanian Orientation in the City of Buenos Aires. Is professor at the University of Buenos Aires, where he teaches psychoanalytic theory to posgraduate students. Clinical psychologist at the General Hospital “Dr. Teodoro Álvarez”. There he coordinates different psychologists groups, treats addictions, severe mental health issues, patients victims of Read more […]


Ken Hirano LMFT

Greetings. I’m a licensed Asian-American psychotherapist (California, USA – #96328) with an online tele-therapy practice for international clients. When people ask me what therapy is about, I usually answer that it’s about exploring and healing the invisible stuff inside of people. One of my favorite children’s books – The Little Prince – states this very Read more […]


BrightMind Practice

BrightMind provides psychological services for Dutch and for international clients living in the Netherlands and worldwide. BrightMind is led by registered psychologist Drs. Roy Kamienchik and provides tailored and client centered service. The services include effective therapy and coaching for adults and adolescents and are delivered in English, and Hebrew (and soon in Dutch). Importantly, Read more […]


Ghazaleh Bailey

I offer Individual and Couples Therapy and Counselling with a multi-cultural focus for the ex-pat community and those living in multi-cultural relationships. Challenging situations pose many questions whereby you may be looking for solutions and clairity. My objectives are to provide you with professional, competent Psychotherapy and Counselling in every sphere of family and couples relationships Read more […]


Dr Isobel Horn, MA(Oxon), DClinPsy

Online Clinical Psychologist with 21 years experience in general adult mental health. Isobel has helped more than 600 clients with symptoms of depression and anxiety, and over 300 clients who struggle with disordered eating and negative body image. She studied psychology and philosophy at Oxford University and clinical psychology at Kings College, London. Her first Read more […]


Natalie Marby Psychotherapy

I am an experienced and licensed English speaking therapist in Hamburg, Germany. I specialise in the treatment of anxiety and phobia, depression, fear of flying, burn out, self-esteem, eating disorders, disorders of body scheme, family counselling, chronic pain, addiction, grief counselling, stress management, trauma, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anger management and psychosomatic disorders. In addition, I Read more […]


Jacqueline Samuel

Hello, my name is Jacqueline and I am a UKCP and BACP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, living in London. Over the last 25 years, I have worked extensively with people who experience all types of emotional distress, much of which is exacerbated when moving or living abroad. The stressors, traumas and emotional pain that we have Read more […]


Culture Class’ coaching and therapeutic counseling.

Diagnoses and treatment approaches exist in abundance.. yet people and problems do not exist in isolation. No single approach will translate into effective change, unless your personal mix of needs, conditions and resources is recognised and addressed with a tailored solution. Methods I use, integrate the working ingredients from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, systemic, mindfulness and relaxation, Read more […]


Annie Orr, PhD

I specialize in somatic (body-based) therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, eating disorders, relationships, attachment, chronic illness/pain, and grief. Whether you’re processing major life events or looking for help coping with day-to-day issues, I’d be honored to join you on your journey. As a trauma survivor myself, I know first-hand the importance of having Read more […]


Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids

Contributed by Lauren Wells

In my years of working with TCKs, and being a TCK myself, I have experienced the TCK life at all stages. As I walked with families through their globally mobile life, the question that always lingered between myself and the parents with whom I worked was, “is there a way to help the TCK’s trajectory?” It seemed that the natural route for TCKs was to struggle during the transition to life overseas, thrive for a while, struggle during high school, have some serious challenge during young adulthood, and then see many negative manifestations of their upbringing during mid-adulthood. Seeing this pattern over and over caused me to wonder what more could be done to help them to grow into healthy adults who can maximize the many benefits of their overseas upbringing. It became clear that preventive care was the key. Looking at the challenges that statistics show most TCKs face in adulthood and tracing them back to the points in their life when those challenges were birthed can help us to prevent them from manifesting negatively in adulthood.

My Book, Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids looks at how parents and organizations can provide practical, preventive care for TCKs during their globally-mobile lives.

In the book, I talk about the TCK life being like an ampersand (&). Thinking about my own experience, it is the best way I have found to answer the question, “What was it like to grow up overseas?” It was an ampersand, a both/and. It was both wonderful and difficult, both joy filled and grief filled, both so good and so hard. For each challenge, there was a contrasting benefit that could be birthed out of the difficulty.

My goal in publishing this book is to provide a practical resource and guide for how to maximize the benefits and decrease the negative effects of the many challenges of raising kids in another culture. In essence, I hope to address both sides of the ampersand. I’ve noticed during my years in this field, that people tend to focus on one side or the other—pointing out all the challenges from a fairly hopeless perspective, or not acknowledging that the challenges exist and only promoting the benefits. Having lived this ampersand life, I know that the experience is not at all black-and-white. It is a complex array of blended colors that include just as many complex emotions.

Most importantly, I wrote the book from a place of hope. I believe that we can raise healthy kids outside their passport countries and that these kids can grow up to be incredible contributors to our world. I also believe that we need to take seriously the challenges that so many face because of their unique lifestyles and be proactive about preventive care for Third Culture Kids. Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids is filled with practical, encouraging, and easy-to-implement ideas that I pray give families and caregivers a sense of hope and direction as they love and support Third Culture Kids throughout their ampersand lives.

Author Lauren Wells

Lauren is the Founder and Director of TCK Training, Director of Training for CultureBound, and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids. She specializes in practical, proactive care for TCKs and their families. Lauren grew up in Tanzania, East Africa, where she developed a love for smokey chai and Mandazis (African doughnuts). She now lives in the US with her husband and two children.


Ross Phillips M.A., LMFT

Studying and working as an entrepreneur overseas for 30 years has given me good insight into the challenges of expat life. I am a psychotherapist specializing in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and the Addicted Family System. I also am trained in Brainspotting which can be very effective for trauma, anxiety, and stress. I have an Read more […]


Massimo Cimarelli

I’m an English and Italian Speaking Therapist specialised in Anxiety, Burnout, Panic Attacks, Phobias, OCD, Depression. My approach is based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Behavioral Restructuring model and Mindfulness. The aim of my goal oriented and expressive therapy is finding balance between cognitive and physical aspects, decreasing negative cognitive and emotional patterns living life Read more […]


Paul Carslake

I am a London-based registered psychotherapist offering online counselling in English to clients across the world. My own life experiences have made me very familiar with many of the issues that can affect people who find themselves living and working away from their home country, as well as the challenges that face people who feel Read more […]


Dr. Alaa Hijazi

Welcome! I am a US trained and licensed clinical psychologist. I seek to hold a healing space for my clients that feels nurturing, warm, present, thoughtful, and sprinkled with a touch of humor. Within that space, I gently challenge clients to grow in the directions that they seek, as we reflect together on their lives Read more […]


Brent Nichols MA, CSW Jungian Psychoanalyst

I am a New York licensed Psychotherapist with over 30 years experience with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship, career and motivation and health issues that impact mental health functioning. Health and nutrition have an impact on mental health, these can be addressed as well. Additional methods and interventions can be Read more […]


Purple Tree Counseling

Trauma-informed mental health counseling and psychotherapy in downtown Chicago and online. I am a bilingual, multicultural expatriate therapist from Spain who lived in Germany for about 5 years and in the United States for over 15 years. I have personal experience with the challenges of adapting to a new country and the generational differences that Read more […]


“Ovunque tu sia” Online Psychotherapy

Ela Perra is a Licensed Psychologist (Italy), Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst with two decades of experience working with a diverse international clientele in Italian and English. Everyday she successfully helps men and women from all around the world to solve challenges they are facing while enhancing their personal and professional life. Originally from Italy, Read more […]


Liz Adcock (Psyculture)

Are you an expat or international aid worker? You are not alone. I offer the help you need via secure video sessions. Moving across the world can be a very isolating and challenging experience– one that challenges you physically, emotionally and spiritually. And you are doing all of this without the support network you left Read more […]



Remote/online counseling, $100 (USD) per hour, negotiable. I significantly discount my rates for ESL teachers and military/family members living abroad. Please ask me more about this. I am familiar with the struggle of living outside of one’s comfort zone, while also finding new senses of home and family in a completely new culture. I spent Read more […]


Protea Expat Counseling

Counseling for artists, travellers, highly educated people, academic or skilled individuals coming from all over the world. ​ Designers, film makers, directors, employees, students, multicultural families and children. What they have in common is their courage to grow and surrender to change. ​ You might be one of them.


Practical Solutions

Supportive psychology for individuals, couples and families. Specialised in expat adaptation, intercultural issues, family and couple therapy, children and teenagers. Psychometric assessment and treatment for simple and complex trauma, dissociative disorders, ASD, and educational adaptation. French and UK registered Psychologist. Psychology services provided in English or French, in person or via skype. Lived experience of Read more […]


Esther Rapoport, PsyD

Experienced clinical psychologist, specializing in culturally sensitive work with expats, anxiety and depression, relationship problems and identity issues, including cultural, sexual and gender identity.


The Certainty of Uncertainty: Coping during a public health crisis

Contributed by Christine Forte, LMHC “What if rather than being disheartened by the ambiguity, the uncertainty of life, we accepted it and relaxed into it?” – Pema Chodron Wherever you are in the world, you have likely been keeping track of the news about the unfolding spread of novel coronavirus. There are so many questions: […]


Karen Conlon LCSW CCATP

Works with anxiety, depression, chronic digestive disorders, acculturation, workplace relationship management, career transitions. I’m a first generation Dominican American whose parents are originally from the Dominican Republic. Prior to changing careers to become a therapist, I had a career as a sales professional in the corporate world and therefore have a strong understanding of how Read more […]


Sharon Macfarlane

I am an adult TCK who grew up in Mexico City as a child. I am passionate about working with other expats and TCKs and the unique challenges that this lifestyle brings. The focus of my masters thesis was on therapy with TCKs; the potential of an innovative technique in helping to repair some of Read more […]


Dr. Chiara Castelli

I’m specialized in anxiety, panic, depression, lack of self-esteem, interpersonal problems, eating disorders, sexual abuse, occupational troubles, life transitions, addictions, feelings of emptiness, personality and mood disorders, marriage crisis, emotional difficulties related to the experience of living abroad. I’m Italian and I used to live in China for almost 6 years, where I provided support Read more […]


Olesya Ovchinnikova, Ph.D

Olesya is a psychologist and an integrative body psychotherapist. Her approach is body-oriented, it emphasizes that our being and deep patterns of behaviour are held in the body. She trained in Bodynamic Somatic Psychotherapy and Analysis System (Amsterdam, Netherlands), as well as at Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists (London, UK). Olesya has a PhD in Read more […]


Christine Forte, LMHC

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) counseling individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and issues in adjusting to life overseas. I specialize in working with anxiety and trauma and am certified in using EMDR, hypnotherapy and Gottman methods for couples. I have now lived in China for Read more […]


Wims & Associates

We are committed to removing obstacles to mental wellness through online counseling. We specialize in work with expats and the reinvention of the “self”.


Dr. Lucia Andreatta

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with many years experience working in the public, private and charity sector. I offer psychological assessment and therapy to adults experiencing anxiety, depression, health problems, loss and bereavement, relationship problems, low self-esteem, stress and work-related issues, relocation and adjustment difficulties. I am a Teacher Assistant and Tutor at Read more […]


Lauren Waikart Counseling

English-speaking, US-trained therapist providing online counseling for anxiety, depression, eating disorder, trauma, relationship challenges and life transitions


Angeliki Lazaraki

Experienced Psychotherapist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry offering counselling in English. Skilled in CBT, Crisis Intervention, Trauma therapy (using EMDR) and adult and adolescent psychotherapy. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Foundations in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor. Being Read more […]


C&C Counseling

I’ve been providing master’s level counseling services since completing my masters degree in counseling in 2007 in the US. I’ve worked serving TCKs and CCKs as a School Counselor in the international school setting. I have experience in mental health and academic counseling. Through C&C Counseling I provide online counseling and life coaching services. Due Read more […]


Kim Roberts, MA

Expat counseling, somatic issues, mindfulness based stress reduction, relationships, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief counseling, spiritual emergency and family dynamics,  practicing since 1994. I’m also an experienced yoga and meditation instructor and have taught for 22 years. I work by Skype or phone, or can also arrange individual therapeutic retreats in Crestone, Colorado. I completed my university Read more […]


Dr. Giovanni La Veglia, Licensed Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Coach

I work with adolescents and adults seeking counseling for stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and/or mood disorders. Expertise in addressing life transitions, adjustment issues, anger, self-esteem, relational breakdowns, and addictions. Psychotherapy teaches you how to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more present and beneficial ones. Treatment focuses on exploring your thoughts, emotions, and Read more […]


Counselling Thailand – Yim Thai Nana Counselling & Hypnotherapy Services Chiang Mai –

Founded by Brett Thornton (AKA Yim Thai, meaning Thai smile) an experienced Native English speaking counsellor and therapist in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. In his therapy practice, Brett offers an empathetic and nonjudgmental approach to providing guidance and support to individuals facing stress and challenges in their lives. He wants to help people stay motivated Read more […]


Titilayo Hill, MBACP

I work with Personal Development, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Religion, Bereavement, Spirituality, Work or Career Related Issues, Family Issues, Marriage, Child Related Issues, Parenting, Cultural Issues, Minority Issues, Health Related Issues, Self-Harm, Expat Issues. I am an ATCK and have lived in Congo, Paris, Nigeria, Senegal, New York, London, South Read more […]


Dr. Anna Bocchiola, PhD

I am a clinical psychologist and certified EMDR therapist. I have studied and worked in different countries, from the USA to South Africa and Poland. Being an expat myself I have noticed how many problems one encounters while living away from home. So I have decided to dedicate my work to people who came to Read more […]


ITD Highlighted

A highlight from this past Fall was meeting with Ray Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute. Ray interviewed me about the International Therapist Directory and its role in helping people find a therapist who can think internationally, holding in mind some of the cultural complexities and issues related to making extraordinary transitions that come with […]



Contributed by Dr. Jana Jenkins For most of us the end of each year leads to reflections and evaluations of the past year and thinking about what the new year will bring. This is no different for those of us who emigrated to a different country including myself. Perhaps you have always dreamt about relocating […]


Gabrielle Seekely, M.Ed., LPC-S, BCPC

I work with children, adolescents, adults and families. My expertise includes Third Culture Kids, Trailing Spouses, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Learning Differences, Chronic Medical Conditions, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Attachment, Adoption / Foster Care, EMDR, Professional Training and Clinical Supervision Long before my working with international families, I earned the designation of Third Culture Child (“TCK’) having grown up Read more […]


Expat Counseling Center

We are a private mental health clinic located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We work with individuals, couples, and families of different ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. We have many years of experience in: burn out, migration, anger management, trauma, relationship problems, domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual), and anxiety issues. We believe that it is important to Read more […]


Jennifer Glaese, MA, LCMHC

I specialize in working with couples and also see a small number of Individual clients. When I see couples I use as my working model Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. I work with many issues when I see either couples and individuals including; cross cultural relationship concerns, depression, bereavement, cultural adjustment, parenting challenges, loneliness, low Read more […]


Drs. Clint Steenveld, MA

Experienced English-speaking (mother tongue) clinical psychologist and psychotherapist based in the centre of Amsterdam working with expats and locals. I offer care for adults, adolescents, children and couples. My experience as a therapist is vast and rich. My approach to the work is grounded in psychodynamic theory, depth psychology, narrative therapy and mind-body oriented therapy. Read more […]


Lic. Mariana Iurcovich – Bilingual Psychotherapy & Life Coach Services

I am a Clinical Psychologist with Family Therapy experience, with over 30 years of experience working with adults and young people, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties: Transitions, Relationships, Family – Couple communication, Career orientation, Cultural diversity, Multicultural families, among others. For me a successful therapy is that process that allows you Read more […]


Robert Espiau, M.A.

I have over 28 years experience working in mental health. I specialize in working with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Sexual abuse, Rape, Combat trauma; Religious trauma; Chronic Nightmares, Depersonalization, Marriage and family counseling; Dissociative identity disorder. Cross-cultural challenges and adaptation depression. Third Culture Kid issues especially as it pertains to self-identity formation and cultural adjustments. I provide Read more […]


Alice Bertoldo, MSc

Clinical & organizational psychologist, psychodramatist, specialist in women empowerment methods, and gender equality advocate. I am a member of the Nederlandse Institute voor Psychologen (NIP) and of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dramatherapie. I am specialised in treating anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, general anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, depression, stress, burnout and personality Read more […]


Ian Reid, MSc. MA, Dipl.,Cert. Supervision

I work with adult individuals & couples who are suffering from emotional issues and life disruptions.  I specialise in relationships in conflict and breakdown, whether private or workplace. My experience includes Depression, Loneliness & Isolation; Anxiety & Stress; Grief, Loss & Transition; Bullying & Abuse – as giver or receiver; Corporate Stress, Pre-BurnOut, Wellbeing & Workplace Issues, and Psychosexual Therapy. Read more […]


Elizabeth Pick MA, CGT

I am a Certified Gottman Method couples therapist and help couples rebuild their relationships when they have become emotionally disconnected over time or due to an affair. Research shows that to build lasting relationships partners must become better friends, learn to manage conflict and create ways to support each other’s hopes and dreams for the future. Read more […]


Tiffany A. Gordon, MA

This therapy practice focusses on adults, expats, couples and families, adolescents, groups, as well as provides training and workshops to organizations and companies. I work with a range of problems and difficulties you may be experiencing such as: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Stress and Burnout, Chronic Pain, Trauma, Adjustment difficulties, Marital and Relationship Issues, HIV, Bereavement Read more […]


Dr Jana Jenkins

Chartered Clinical Psychologist I have 15 years of clinical experience working with adults, young people, couples and families. I also offer clinical supervision. I am fluent in English and Slovak. I specialise in CBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy models. Please visit my website for further details.


Rachelle Dunn, LPC, Certified EMDR Therapist, BC-TMH

Breaking free from unhealthy patterns in our lives can be difficult. Emotions may feel out-of-control at times, and self-defeating thoughts may run amok in our minds. We might feel trapped in isolation, unhealthy relationship cycles or struggle to move beyond past hurts, traumatic experiences or our own mistakes. There is hope. It is possible to Read more […]


Chen Thou Lin – Existential Phenomenological InterCultural Psychotherapy

My work is Existential Phenomenologically based. I have also integrated other therapeutic approaches into my work, i.e. Cognitive Behavioural approach, Psychodynamic approach, Gestalt therapy, Schema therapy, etc. More than 15 years of experience in working psychotherapeutically with adults, children and young people with a broad variety of difficulties, ranging from life transition, issues around relocation, Read more […]


Dr. Camilla Gamba

I am an Italian-American Psychotherapist working in Mialn, Italy to help expats overcome challenging situations and improve their relationships and overall wellbeing. I specialise in the treatment of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, as well as in healing after trauma, loss or bereavement. I also work with couples helping them find effective ways to communicate Read more […]


Gabrielle Le Jeune

Trauma, Addictions, Boarding school syndrome, Attachment disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Born and raised in the DRC. Started out life in a melting pot of nationalities, cultures, colours and spectrum of world views. Boarding school and university in South Africa. Lived in London, Guernsey, French alps and California. Lovingly raised four daughters who live in 4 different cities. Travelled Read more […]


Peter Your Online Therapist

Online sessions can be a great way to access an experienced practitioner at a reasonable cost. It can difficult it can be to decide which counsellor or psychotherapist to see, and I believe finding the right practitioner is important so am always happy to discuss your needs with no obligation to book an appointment. While Read more […]


Angie Nelson-Gates, LMFT

I am a USA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Worked with individuals, families, couples and co-facilitated groups. Practiced in various settings such as: outpatient, in-home, day treatments and private practice. Collaborated services with multiple disciplinary professionals to ensure systemic treatment. Utilized assessment tools, clinical diagnoses and treatment plans to clarify a clear path of psychotherapy. Read more […]


Leyla R.B. Welkin, Ph.D.

Specialize in working with intercultural couples and families, intercultural living and work experiences, trauma, gender based violence, sexuality and life transitions. More than 30 years of experience as a therapist and extensive professional experience in the United States, Turkey and Europe. Born in Turkey and raised in the United States and Turkey.  Offer psychotherapy, consulting, Read more […]


Duncan Wilson, MA, LPC

I work primarily with humanitarian/development workers and other global nomads (diplomats, Third Culture Kids – business, military and business – as well as international students) based in Washington DC and around the world. I focus on stress and resilience, grief, loss, trauma and other adjustment related concerns resulting from transition and overwhelming work/life pressure. I Read more […]


Inga-Lill Lindström

Psychoanalyst (IPA) in Private Practice since the middle of the 1990th, located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Work with Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults Adolescents and Children. I also work with Supervision, Education and Seminars. I have worked with people from a variety of Nationalities. I have worked abroad and a family member is living abroad.


Ms Anna CB Mortimer BA, MA, MA

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy via Skype. Wherever you are in the world, particularly journalists and aid/development workers and volunteers. I am a former journalist and have a profound understanding of the hidden traumas of this kind of work. Skype therapy means no stigma, absolute confidentiality and accessibility. One session is always better than not talking at all.